Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14481865 - Employee Killed When Falling Tree Kicks Back

Accident: 14481865 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 09/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1756545810/04/19882411Betty And Harry Vance
Employee #1 was using a chain saw to fell an 11 inch diameter tree. The tree had not been notched and it kicked back, striking Employee #1 in the chest. His ribs were shattered, resulting in severe internal injuries, including a punctured heart. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chest, heart, kick back, tree felling, work rules, tree, rib, struck by, logging, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17565458 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close